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Spartan Volunteer Network

Get Involved. Make a Difference.

The Spartan Volunteer Network (SVN) connects York College students, educators, alum, and local community partners with resources and opportunities for meaningful volunteer engagement.  

The task of an SVN volunteer is never to fix, solve, or save; instead, it is to support and amplify the work of community members and community partners in their efforts to strengthen their own communities. In doing so, we believe that volunteer engagement can help produce a meaningful, equitable, and lasting difference.

The work of the Spartan Volunteer Network is supported and advanced by student volunteer leaders and student staff members. The SVN Compass Program engages, equips, and empowers student volunteer leaders, including Team Leaders, student mentors, project designers, certified van drivers, Project Coordinators, and a graduate Scholar-in-Residence. 

Spartan Serve Photograph
Students and former YCP president Gunter-Smith volunteering at SpartanServe
Students at YorThon in 2018
Students at the YorThon community engagement and fundraising event

Changemaker Scholarship Programs

A Changemaker at YCP is a student volunteer who partners with local organizations to make a difference. Changemaker scholarship programs are selective, multi-year, cohort-based programs that offer an annual scholarship to students who are selected for acceptance into these programs. Changemaker programs promote volunteer engagement, community-engaged learning, leadership development, and civic responsibility. Click below to learn more about the goals, benefits, eligibility requirements, and expectations of the various Changemaker scholarship programs.
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Community-based service learning

YCP educators can partner with local organizations to embed community-based service learning (CBSL) opportunities into their curriculum. These partnerships vary in length, but will always feature specific service outcomes identified by the community partner, and specific learning outcomes identified by the faculty member.

Staff members from the Center for Community Engagement are available to make connections and provide support for YCP educators and community partners at cce@ycp.edu.

Contact Us
Spartan Volunteer Network
Center for Community Engagement
Cody Miller (he/him)
Director of Volunteer Engagement
Humanities Center, 125